Accounting and Budgets

 Revenue estimate webinar tomorrow (4/20/2017) 
   After a one-week break, the KASB webinar schedule resumes with a presentation this Friday, April 21, on the state revenue picture for FY 2018.
 State Board to hold special Saturday meeting on federal issues (4/20/2017) 
   The State Board of Education will meet with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran at 9 a.m. on Saturday to discuss federal education issues.
 KASB Statement: Good start on school funding; now finish the job (4/10/2017) 
   The regular session of the Kansas Legislature has made a good start on addressing funding for Kansas public schools. But there is a great deal of important work that must be completed when Legislators return for the wrap-up session on May 1 to help m
 KASB: Good start on school funding; now finish the job (4/10/2017) 
   The KASB board of directors believes the school finance plan developed by a bi-partisan group of the House K-12 Education Budget Committee represents a good start on school funding.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (4/7/2017) 
   The Kansas Legislature adjourned the regular session, leaving school finance, taxes, budget and KPERS issues to be decided during the wrap up session that starts May 1.
 KASB legislative webinar on Friday (4/6/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review what has and hasn’t happened as the Legislature takes a three-week break.
 KASB first adjournment webinar (4/5/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review what has and hasn’t happened as the Legislature takes a three-week break.
 Senate committee advances flat tax (4/4/2017) 
   The Senate Assessments and Taxation Committee voted Tuesday to endorse a major income tax increase, but one that likely falls short of funding the budget approved by the Senate or allowing significant additional funding for school finance.
 Statewide school levy renewal approved (4/4/2017) 
   The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee on Tuesday endorsed Senate Bill 146, which extends the statewide 20 mill levy for two years, but also added a provision to block future abatement of the levy for economic development projects.
 March revenue totals fall below estimates (4/3/2017) 
   After four months of slight improvement in state revenue, the state saw a decline for the month of March.
 Two expected school finance developments temporarily on hold (4/3/2017) 
   The House K-12 Education Budget Committee cancelled its meeting after reaching general consensus last week on a new school finance proposal.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/31/2017) 
   The Kansas House and Senate will have key debates and votes on school finance, taxes and the budget this coming week as the Legislature heads to the end of the regular session.
 Kansans concerned about school funding, say Brownback tax cuts hurt economy, according to poll (3/31/2017) 
   Eighty-five percent of Kansans are concerned that the state isn’t spending enough on public education and 73 percent believe Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax policies have hurt the Kansas economy, according to a new statewide poll.
 KASB legislative webinar today on school finance, budget, taxes (3/31/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review the progress of school finance and budget and tax issues before the Legislature.
 Appropriations budget includes proviso aimed at school savings (3/30/2017) 
   The House Appropriations Committee this morning advanced to the House floor HB 2364, its “mega” budget bill for state agencies for the next two years, FY 2018 and FY 2019.
 Senate approves budget that depends on more revenue (3/30/2017) 
   The Kansas Senate on Thursday approved 25-15 an unbalanced budget for the next two years, with funding dependent on new revenue that has not been determined, and no additional funding for school finance in response to the Gannon decision.
 Budget agreement for this year reached as work continues on future years (3/29/2017) 
   House and Senate budget committee leaders Tuesday struck a deal to balance the current year budget, while the Senate today will debate a two-year budget plan that would result in a nearly $900 million deficit over two years without a tax increase.
 Appropriations Committee wrestles with budget gap; shifts parent education funding (3/28/2017) 
   The House Appropriations Committee continued debate on state agency funding for the fiscal years 2018 and 2019 budget, and unanimously agreed to shift funding for the Parents as Teachers program so limits on participation could be removed.
 Committee to work on school finance bill as hearings end (3/28/2017) 
   The House K-12 Education Budget Committee is expected to heavily amend its proposed school finance bill, House Bill 2410, after three days of hearings ended Monday.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/24/2017) 
   Two weeks from first adjournment, the Kansas Legislature has started what promises to be a difficult process to pass a new school finance plan, state budget and the tax increases needed to pay for it all.
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